Sunday, November 22, 2015

november meeting recap.

Hello, Hello! How's everybody doing? Still basking in the glow of all of those Pearl Bracelet bundles?? Me too! If you weren't able to join us for the November meeting, here's what you missed:

We started the meeting by getting right down to business with our guest speaker, Mr. Giuseppe Ribaudo (more affectionately known as Giucy Giuce on Instagram). Giuseppe shared some of his greatest hits. Feast your eyes on these rainbow-ed beauties -- all in color order, of course!

In the Throne Room Quilt (pattern from Rebecca Bryan's book Modern Rainbow)

What Shade Are You? Quilt

And the back. . .

Up Quilt (made for fall quilt market with Alison Glass Handcrafted Fabrics -- also on the cover of Generation Q magazine!)

Up quilt: close up

Up Quilt (Back)

Medallion Quilt using Alison Glass Handcrafted

And the Back

Marcelle Medallion

Marcelle Medallion up close and personal (though the photo doesn't do it justice!)

And, last but not least, Giuseppe shared a quilt that he had received back from the longarmer (the uber-talented Karlee Porter) that very morning. They plan to submit the quilt for entry to Quilt Con, and you can now view the finished quilt HERE.

After Giuseppe's presentation, he generously gifted all of the members with bundles of Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets! Woo hoo!

Thank you, Andover, and thank you, Giuseppe!

Giuseppe chatting with members

Next up, Carol reviewed the directions for this month's block of the month.

Finally, we had show and share, where Karen wowed us with all of the quilts she made using two-inch squares -- all to prevent the thread in her machine from getting tangled when she starts her stitch!

 . . . another. . .
 and another!
 Julie shared some early *coordinating* holiday gifts:
 Karen shared a clever plus quilt made using the versatile nine patch:
 And Judy shared her cleverly constructed quilt using hexagons.

It was another great meeting! Thanks to all who came out to support our guild!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

november meeting: guest speaker!

Please join us for the November meeting 
with special guest speaker Giuseppe Ribaudo (a.k.a. Giucy Giuce)!

Photo courtesy of Giuseppe Ribaudo
BIO: Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka Giucy Giuce) learned to sew from his grandmother at a young age. Passionate about color and textiles, he began quilting in 2008. His love of the craft turned into an obsession when he moved to Chicago in 2012 and began using Instagram to connect with other quilters. Giuseppe has been featured on numerous quilting podcasts and in various magazines. In 2015, he began working for Andover Fabrics in the marketing department, and became a member of the Modern Quilt Guild. Giuseppe resides in Queens, New York and is hard at work on some secret projects that he hopes to share in the coming year. 

If you are interested in learning more about Giuseppe, here are a few links that I found to pique your interest:

- A guest post on the Andover Fabrics Blog (before he worked there!)

- An article from Generation Q about his Up Quilt for last year's quilt market

- A guest post for Imagine Gnats on his Goosed Up Tote

- An interview on Crafty Planner's podcast. Take a listen!

We really hope you can join us for the meeting, and -- as always -- guests are welcome, so feel free to bring a friend! If you need a refresher, our guest policy can be found here.

Also this month:
  • Show & Share. We encourage members to bring projects made with Andover Fabrics.  Examples of Andover designers include Alison Glass and Lizzy House. A complete list of Andover collections can be found here, and include the Downton Abbey collection (and so many others you will recognize!).
  • Carol will share the details for the next block in our skill-builder Block of the Month.
  • Have you thought about your pincushion for our December swap? Just a reminder that our swap will take place at the December 15th meeting, and you have to bring a pincushion to be able to play!
  • Last, but not least, don't forget about our Destash Raffle! It's a great way to bulk up your own stash and support LIMOD at the same time! 
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 17th!